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The Untold Story of the Lehman Family and its Aid to Refugees: 1933-1945
January 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME: ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Few people know of the role of Herbert H. Lehman, Governor of the State of New York, and a son of Mayer Lehman (a founder of company that was to become Lehman Brothers), and a vast network of his relatives, in assisting hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Germany and Austria from 1933 to 1941, and helping them establish themselves in their new countries in the years that followed
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute and a consultant at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Mrs. Franklin has served as President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), Chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums, and Co-chair of the Board of Governors of JewishGen.org, the Jewish genealogy web site. A past chair of the Memorial Museums Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), she was awarded the 2012 ICOM-US Service Citation for her work in Holocaust-era property restitution. In 2019 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the IAJGS. She is a Co-founder and Jury President of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards and also serves on the board of the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis.